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Fifty years after she made history by refusing to give up her seat on a bus, Rosa Parks at last gets the major biography she deserves. The eminent historian Douglas Brinkley follows this thoughtful and devout woman from her childhood in Jim Crow Alabama through her early involvement in the NAACP to her epochal moment of courage and her afterlife as a beloved (and resented) icon of the civil rights movement. Well researched and written with sympathy and keen insight, the result is a moving, revelatory portrait of an American heroine and her tumultuous times.

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An eminent historian follows Rosa Parks from her childhood in Jim Crow Alabama through her early involvement in the NAACP to her epochal moment of courage and her afterlife as a beloved--and resented--icon of the civil rights movement.

About the Author

Douglas Brinkley is Distinguished Professor of History and director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. His books include Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War and The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter’s Journey Beyond the White House

Table of Contents

Prologue

Chapter 1: Up from the Pine

Chapter 2: Coming of Age in Montgomery

Chapter 3: A Stirring Passion for Equality

Chapter 4: Laying a Foundations

Chapter 5: The Preparation

Chapter 6: The Bus Boycott

Chapter 7: Strength through Serenity

Chapter 8: "We Make the Road by Walking It"

Chapter 9: Steadfast and Unmovable

Chapter 10: Detroit Days

Chapter 11: Months of Bloody Sundays

Chapter 12: Onward

Epilogue

Bibliographical Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143036005
Author:
Brinkley, Douglas G.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Brinkley, Douglas
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Parks, Rosa
Subject:
Civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.08x5.10x.70 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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